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Cultural Contexts of COVID-19: Improving Pandemic Responses

Unknown , April 12th, 2021


Cultural context of health is critical in responding to pandemics, new research shows: While populations’ access to health care is crucial to combating the spread of COVID-19, a…


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Cultures of Health and Sickness in the COVID Era – Le Monde Diplomatique

Unknown , September 18th, 2020


Cultures of health and sickness  A. David Napier and Edward F Fischer July 7, 2020 – Le Monde diplomatique   https://mondediplo.com/2020/07/04uganda  A group of researchers, led by…


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WHO project on cultural contexts of health and well-being adopted in U.S.

Unknown , September 18th, 2020


03-04-2020 WHO/Europe is pleased to announce that the cultural contexts of health and well-being (CCH) project, which it pioneered and established, will now also be rolled out in…


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Creating Value Worlds with Third Wave Coffee

Unknown , July 20th, 2020


Interview with Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics: https://sase.org/uncategorized/quality-and-inequality-creating-value-worlds-with-third-wave-coffee/


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Edward Fischer: The Anthropology of Wellbeing, The Good Life, Value…

Coffee and Values

‘Now is the Time of Monsters’: The Painful Birth of a New World Order

Unknown , November 9th, 2018


President Trump calls the WTO a “disas…


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Vanderbilt’s Dr. Ted Fischer speaks to the class of 2022

Unknown , November 8th, 2018


 Vanderbilt’s Dr. Ted Fischer speaks to the class of 2022 on how to find their passions in life


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"Inside a Marxist Takedown of High-End Coffee"

Unknown , November 6th, 2018


Inside a Marxist Takedown of High-end Coffee


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Beyond Nutrition: Eating, Innovation, and Cultures of Possibility

Unknown , November 1st, 2018


Beyond Nutrition: Eating Innovation, and Cultures of Possibility from Sight and Life (2017)


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Interview with Paul Farmer

Economy, Happiness, and the Good Life: An Interview with Edward F. Fischer

Unknown , December 28th, 2017


GB. England. New Brighton. From ‘The Last Resort,’ 1983-85, Martin Parr.   In the second interview for the series ‘The Good Life,’ Jonas Tinius and Johannes Lenhard invited anthropologi…


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Inequality, Conservative Christianity and Implicit Racism in the US

Unknown , June 29th, 2017


In the United States, like many countries, income inequality has been reaching staggering proportions. In 1980, the average pre-tax income of the top 1% was 27 times the…


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Towards a Heterodox and Reflexive Economics

Unknown , December 9th, 2016


After the 2008 financial crisis, the call for a more heterogeneous approach to studying and teaching economics intensified. But how can heterodoxy take up a more prominent place…


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Preface to the Coming World Crisis

Unknown , December 5th, 2016


By Keith Hart There is a growing sense among the radical left in Europe and the United States which has crystallized after Brexit and Trump’s election. It is…


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Will Trump Lead the World to Catastrophe?

Unknown , November 11th, 2016


By Keith Hart You will learn more about Trump in coming months. He isn’t the Mussolini (but with frightening power) that he threatened to be in trying to…


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Eating Identity: Nourishment and the Cultural Contexts of Food

Unknown , October 19th, 2016


from Exeter/WHO Centre for Culture and Health: We eat for nourishment, but food is about much more than nutrition. What we eat is meaningful, and food is an…


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Zambia’s Peaceful Reputation Undermined by Political Violence

Unknown , August 30th, 2016


Campaign truck for President Lungu and the ruling party, PF. Credit: Patience Mususa Part 1 of 2 – The unusual silence on a minibus in Lusaka By Patience…


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Third Wave Coffee and the Formation of Taste (and Value)

Unknown , August 22nd, 2016


–> “Orange blossom, white tea, syrupy” “Grapefruit, spicy pepper, olive oil” “Chocolate, red berries, roasted barley” The language used to talk about new high-end coffee comes straight out…


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Broccoli, Anthropology, and the Humanities

Unknown , August 20th, 2016


Broccoli, Anthropology, and the Humanities: Caitlin Patton discusses how the work of Ted Fischer, an anthropologist focused on food culture, specifi…


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Guinea’s Anti-Government Rally: Half a Million People and a Stray Bullet

Unknown , August 19th, 2016


Credit: AFP By Joschka Philipps Thierno Hamidou Diallo, may he rest in peace, was fatally shot on August 16th, 2016. He is the sad victim of the anti-government…


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Imagining the Future & Economic Fictions

Unknown , August 2nd, 2016


“The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living,” Marx remarked in The Eighteenth Brumaire, and although we may all make…


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Does Brexit Really Matter? Yes, As the End of the UK

Unknown , July 25th, 2016


Credit: 0x010C. By Keith HartThe secession of Britain from Europe by means of referendum has caused a big shock, not least in Britain itself. Various notables claim that…


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Back to Basics: Why Podemos Lost Support in the last Spanish Election

Unknown , July 15th, 2016


Credit: Andrea Comas/ Reuters By Marta LobatoThe results of the Spanish general election on 26 June betrayed the expectations of many on the left. Pre-election polls predicted that…


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